Kordula SchnablUtrecht University
Kordula Schnabl is a PhD researcher at Utrecht University’s Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis department. Her research is focused on the controlled breakdown of bio-based polymers with a stable backbone like chitin, which is further tuned to an ideal building block for the subsequent binder formation for a waterborne coating. The aim is to find new concepts for the design and synthesis of durable and functional water-based coating products based on biopolymers. Therefore, optical characterization techniques will be used to explore both the catalyst-solvent combinations for depolymerization as well as the solubility and functionalization of the resulting building blocks.